With his visit schedule reportedly complete, fans from Washington, Oregon, and Gonzaga are waiting for Mike Moser to make his final decision. As many have outlined, this is a pretty complex decision with plenty of variables working for each university.
Following his visit to Gonzaga, we caught up with Mike's mentor Kumbeno Memory about the skilled power forward's impression of Spokane and the Gonzaga Bulldogs. Memory says that Moser was mainly just looking to familiarize himself with the program and get a better understanding for the community.
"(His hope for the visit was) to sit down face to face with Coach Few and the rest of the coaching staff to go over everything. Also, meet the players and see the campus," Memory said, "He had a good time engaging with the players, he said that all of them were good guys and team players."
One of the reasons why Gonzaga is in the mix for Moser is due to the fact that he has a relationship with Donny Daniels as the former UCLA assistant recruited Mike to Westwood. Memory admits that this relationship helped Moser feel comfortable with taking the trip to Spokane. While he spent time with Daniels on his visit, he got perspective from many folks within the program.
"He spent the most time with Donny Daniels. I know he also spent time with Coach Few, Coach Michaelson and Coach Lloyd," Memory explained, "I know that he said he wished that he would've spent more time speaking with Coach Few though. He did get a chance to spend time with the guys on the team during his visit."
With the recent loss of Kelly Olynyk to the NBA Draft, Gonzaga has been active in the transfer market looking for a couple guys to fill that void left by the Canadian as well as departing senior Elias Harris. During Moser's visit, the staff expressed that the UNLV transfer would have a big role.
"They said that he would be one of their 'go-to' players and that they needed him to be an immediate impact guy," Memory said.
Many reports have claimed that Moser would have a decision by the end of the week, one can't really blame Moser for taking his time in making this very big decision. Memory says that Mike will sit back and reflect on his past few weeks of visits and make the best decision for him. When we spoke with him, Memory emphasized that all three schools in contention are very attractive for Mike.
"Mike believes all of the schools have their strong points in regards what can separate themselves from the others. His personal relationship with Nigel Williams-Goss at UW, the chance to play a national schedule at Gonzaga and the chance to play at home with Oregon. So, this is going to be a very difficult decision for Mike to make."